My husband and I just spent a week at this resort. we are members of the Royal club, and had never stayed here before. Beautiful surroundings and grounds. The pool was fantastic, however it was nearly impossible to get a drink order in. You could wait for ever before anyone came. We would just go up to the bar and order it ourselves. The restaurant food was amazing. Congratulations to Dewar the chef. The banquet night on Sunday night is not to be missed!! I am a vegitarian, and had more choice that you could possibly image. Do not miss the cooking tour offered by the resort. It was a tremendous experience and well worth the money. Unfortunately I came down with the dreaded Bali Belly right in the middle of the course and became quite ill. The resort staff did everything within their power to assist me & even went into the local village to get me some tablets and hydration drinks. When we got back, they bought over medicinal drinks to our room and really looked after me. they even gave me a refund for the course, which was not expected!!
Although the restaurant food is great, you should also try "Vincents" and La Rouge" in CandiDasa. If you ring and make a booking, they will send a car to come pick you up & drop you off when you are finished. Candidasa itself is a "One Horse Town" and not much there. At night there is nothing at all to do. And the bar at the resort is dead. No-one is around after 9pm. My husband & I found this pretty unreal. We thought that there would be at least some music at the bar to encourage people to come and sit down and have a drink and chat.
The resort is geared towards the older traveller, who wants to do nothing more than lie around the pool and do the occasional day trip. I would not suggest this place for anyone with teenagers - they would go mad within 2 days!!
The spa is great, but they keep changing their prices. They may offer you a treatment with a 20% discount in the morning, but in the afternoon, you will be offered the same treatment at 50%????
Overall, this is a nice resort, aimed for the older person. It is well maintained, clean and the staff was absolutely wonderful. If you want to laze by the pool and watch the world go by, you could not do this in a better place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal Resorts: Royal Bali Beach Club at Candidasa, located on Balina beach on the outskirts of Candidasa, is the perfect site for anyone seeking relaxation and peace in a stunning location. The ambiance is uniquely Balinese with traditional architecture and stone carvings of ancient Gods, which adorn the surroundings. A combination of beautifully furnished studio, one and two bedroom apartments surround lush gardens, the pool and outdoor Jacuzzi lead directly onto the beach. The international restaurant caters for all tastes and regular entertainment evenings are staged. There is a comprehensive excursion programme offered on-site giving guests a combination of relaxation and adventure. Diving, snorkeling and fishing are extremely popular activities here and the local fishermen land their daily catch of fresh seafood right on the beach in the same way that they’ve done it for hundreds of years. The verdant hills behind provide a variety of lovely walks and some optional hard climbs, whilst the town of Candidasa offers shopping and dining experiences for all. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Royal Bali Beach Club At Candidasa Hotel Candidasa
- Karma Royal Candidasa Bali